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Op-ed: A student’s thoughts from their first time watching a presidential debate

Op-ed: A student’s thoughts from their first time watching a presidential debate

(Brian Snyder/Reuters) President Trump and Vice President Biden on stage at the first of the 2020 presidential debates on Sept. 29, 2020 David Rosario  Connector Contributor  When I saw the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I was in disbelief. America is in an outrageous state. Wildfires, racial injustice and an

Op-ed: An analysis of the 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Policies Regarding Criminal Justice

(Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash) Incarcerations of Blacks and Hispanics in this country are 38% and 21% of the prison population even though there are 13% and 17% of the population of the United States. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Staff With approximately 22 days left until the election, both 2020 presidential candidates are

Op-Ed: Trump’s national emergency doomed to fail

Trump declared a national emergency on Feb. 15. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) Troy Lafond Connector Editor On Friday, February 15, President Trump decided to declare a national emergency along the southern border of the U.S. in an attempt to finally get his wall built. Throughout his shutdown of the government, he had threatened to do so

Trump and the Mueller investigation

Another headache comes for President Trump in the second year of his presidency. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Owen Johnson Connector Editor On February 2, 2018, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also known as the Nunes Memo, was released. According to Representative Devin Nunes, the

MSNBC journalist Steve Kornacki to break down America’s first year with Trump at UMass Lowell

Kornacki is a correspondent for NBC News, and has also contributed to such media agencies as Salon, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. (Courtesy of NBC) Christopher Romano Connector Staff In the Donald Trump era of American history, have the rules of American politics as Americans thought they knew them changed? This is

Opinion: Donald Trump and His Unfair Treatment

President Donald Trump was the runner-up for 2015 TIME Person of the Year award. (Courtesy of TIME Magazine) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Even well before his victory on election day, President Donald Trump has been feuding with the press and the mainstream media. The president’s antagonistic views of the press are a result of his

Brandeis University professor speaks on teaching African-American history in 2017

Chad Williams is currently completing a study of W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I. (Courtesy of Brandeis University) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Contributor Dr. Chad Williams, an associate professor at Brandeis University, came to UMass Lowell to speak about his personal experiences dealing with the shootings of un-armed African-Americans, including the Charleston shooting.

UMass Lowell students recount their D.C. experience

Five UMass Lowell Students attend Donald Trump’s Innauguration in Washington D.C. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff “It was almost unreal… It was just a weird feeling. The air was just full of contempt and uncertainty,” said sophomore Political Science major David Todisco. Introduced by Professor Francis Talty, the UMass Lowell liaison to

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